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I'm excited to continue to let you guys in on our wedding planning process. We are now little more than 3 and a half months to the big day!!:) We're both so happy and excited but, I'm not gonna lie, we're also a bit anxious...not about getting married of course, but about having the details of the reception pinned down completely.

We've attended several wedding shows, we have the location, the dress, the cake, some songs picked out, and the made of honor is planning the wedding shower. Next month we will be meeting with the venue to discuss seating and table arrangements so I can further plan any rentals or decor we may may want to add on later, and we will be picking out our invitations very shortly.

Some future posts I plan to add to the wedding blog in these final months include my DIY for how I designed our Save the Date cards, a DIY bridal bouquet, pics from the shower, and pics from any shoots we do relating to the wedding.

But today I wanted to touch on something that I was reminded of just this week when I saw the mail. It was an advertisement for a pill that helps you "lose your first 6 pounds in a week." I immediately thought, this must be because I'm on bridal registry lists, and Ken confirmed my suspicion when he said something to the same effect...that they have my info from all of the wedding vendors and bridal shows we've gone to. He hugged me and said, "Well, you're going to be beautiful. You ARE beautiful."

I do have to remember at times to see myself through his eyes, because if I looked through the wedding industry's eyes, I would see teeth that need to be straightened for wedding photos, arms that need to be more toned for my sleeveless dress, and skin that could use some plastic surgery or at least some tanning. In fact, the first wedding magazine I picked up after getting engaged had a checklist of "things you need to prepare for your wedding," and you know what was top on that list? A personal trainer. 

Don't get me wrong, every woman goes through ups and downs with weight, and I am currently on the side of wanting to drop a few pounds. But I don't need to go down a size to feel better about myself. My dress fits perfectly (okay, it could use a little breathing room unless I want to pay for more alterations) but it does fit regardless, and it looks beautiful, and I feel very beautiful in it.

I was a bit surprised and yes, even offended, when I saw booths at the wedding shows we attended that related to things like weight loss and even cosmetic surgery. Yes, we all want to look our best on our big day, especially for photos. But really, does it matter that much? I know that I'll feel beautiful in my dress and that I'll look beautiful to my fiance, and that's all that matters. 

If you're getting married this year as well, I urge you to ignore all of the so-called advice out there on how to look perfect, and remember that to your groom, you already are perfect.

Thanks for stopping by the weekly Wedding Blog. You can also peek at more of my wedding planning on Instagram with the hashtag #krisztinasaidyes

 
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  1. Oh my goodness, how exciting! Love the update!
    -Kate // www.classyandkate.com

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  2. Hey, Krisztina--Mike Saxton's not on social media anymore, but we stay in touch. I told him about your wedding, and he said to let you know he's really happy for you.

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